RF SiP Power Amplifier Design Engineer

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we are Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time.


At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management, and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creative thinking. We value open communication, mutual trust, and respect. We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together are changing the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 73282 

Job Description

Skyworks, a leading innovator in high-performance analog/digital and RF semiconductors, acoustic filters, and ultra-dense System in Package (SiP) solutions, is seeking a talented RF SiP Power Amplifier Design Engineer to join our team. As part of the Module Design Team, you will play a crucial role in developing cutting-edge, state-of-the-art power amplifiers (PAs), RF switches, low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), and front-end modules for automotive and IoT applications. Our goal is to enable the industry’s transformation toward the next generation of data super highways.


Job Responsibilities:
•    Design RF power amplifiers and related circuits for wireless applications using technologies such as GaAs, GaN, SOI, or SiGe.
•    Conduct lab testing and characterization of highly integrated RF System in Package solutions.
•    Take hands-on design responsibility, including overseeing detailed IC layout, lab evaluation, and back-fitting of designs.
•    Present detailed design reviews covering all aspects: IC, package, electromagnetic (EM), and thermal considerations.
•    Communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels within the organization, demonstrating problem-solving skills, data analysis, and critical thinking.
•    Support all stages of product development, from concept to mass production.


Job Requirements:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, or an equivalent field.
•    12 years of industry experience or a combination of equivalent post-graduate academic experience (Master’s or Ph.D.).
•    Strong knowledge of power amplifiers, including modes of operation, matching, bias, and architectural considerations.
•    Experience with IC tape-outs in Silicon, GaAs HBT, GaN, or other relevant semiconductor technologies.
•    Proficiency in electromagnetic (EM) knowledge, including passive components like couplers, baluns, and matching networks.
•    Expertise with Keysight ADS, Cadence, and associated simulation engines and data displays.
•    Familiarity with EM simulators such as Momentum, HFSS, and EMX.
•    Comfort with modern scripting or coding languages is a plus.
•    Good understanding of RF systems and familiarity with wireless standards, including 3GPP cellular (2G/3G/4G/5G/6G), 802.11 WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and more.
•    Experience in FEM product development and customer interaction.


•    Positive attitude and a desire to learn and grow your skill set.
•    Strong communication, organization, and documentation skills.
•    Ability to execute and take ownership of project tasks with minimal supervision.
•    Team player with leadership skills and a focus on product requirements and schedules.
•    Interest in mentoring and developing junior talent.


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $136,800$271,500 per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. Benefits include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance. 


Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@skyworksinc.com.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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